Haru Mutasa

Haru Mutasa is an Africa correspondent for Al Jazeera English.

She has reported on East and West Africa. She is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa and covers the Southern African region.

She was nominated Royal Television Society (RTS) Young journalist of the year 2006/2007


Parents open autism school in Zimbabwe

A school in Zimbabwe is providing a much-needed service that the country’s cash-strapped government cannot. There are no state-run schools that help children with autism, so some parents have started their own.


Zimbabwe tobacco farmers struggle despite industry's big profits

Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry earns hundreds of millions of dollars in much-needed foreign currency for the government.


Zimbabwe opposition campaigns for youth vote ahead of election

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC-T party, is launching his campaign for next year's general election. It is his fourth challenge to 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who has been president since 1980.


Grocery clubs help women save money in Zimbabwe

Women in Zimbabwe are finding new ways to save money during tough financial times. One of those methods is grocery clubs, which are growing in popularity.


Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe attempts to woo young voters

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, has embarked on a ten-province speaking tour ahead of next year's election. He is likely to target young people, who comprises half of the electorate and are hardest hit by unemployment.


Zimbabwe opposition suspicious of election rigging

Zimbabwe's long-standing leader Robert Mugabe will be running in next year's presidential elections. The opposition parties are already suspicious of government plans to replace the way voters are registered.


‘Great Zimbabwe’ museum preserves ancient city

Zimbabwe makes the effort to preserve what is said to be the biggest pre-colonial structure in Southern Africa. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Great Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe arts festival: Artists turn rubbish into beauty

Zimbabwe is hosting the Harare International Festival of the Arts this week. In a country dealing with cash shortages, power cuts and high unemployment, artists have been striving to reveal a beauty in the environment around them.


International Jazz Day: Louis Armstrong's legacy lives on

Sunday is International Jazz Day. The history of jazz is entwined with the American civil rights movement of the 1960s. It broke down social barriers and brought people together across the US, and in Zimbabwe too.


Meet Zimbabwe’s 12-year-old female motocross rider

Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing gaining popularity in Zimbabwe, but it is expensive. Some people say it is too dangerous, especially for girls.


Zimbabwe outlaws corporal punishment

Zimbabwe's High Court judges have ruled that the use of corporal punishment on children at school and in the home is illegal - though the constitutional court still has to confirm the ruling.


Zimbabwe’s war veterans speak out against Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe is facing mounting pressure to stand down. The protests come not just from opposition parties, but also from war veterans who previously endorsed him.